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About Hilary Gallagher

BPhys(Hons) (H-W Edin), Dip(SW), MA(SW)
After graduating with an Honours degree in Physics from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Hilary worked in a number of social welfare settings around the world before deciding to transfer to social work. Hilary then studied a Diploma in Social Work, the professional qualifier at the time, concurrently with a Research Masters. Hilary is a qualified social worker and has worked in health, disability, mental health and community settings in Scotland and Australia. Her research and practice interests centre on field education and social justice issues particularly with regards to people who have a disability. Hilary worked at Southern Cross University piloting an online learning program across the Masters of Social Work and embedding this within the field education and teaching units.  Hilary moved to Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2016 where she is currently teaching into the Bachelor and Masters of Social Work. Hilary is a member of the Australian Association of Social Work (Member number 461960)


2016 - Present Lecturer, Griffith University - Australia ‐ School of Human Services and Social Work
Present Lecturer, Griffith University - Australia
2010 - 2016 Associate Lecturer and Field Education Coordinator, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Arts and Social Science

Research Interests

Social Justice, Community Social Work, Disability, Homelessness, Teaching & Learning, Field Education

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Contact Information

School of Human Services & Social Work
G01 3.10
Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Qld, Australia


Journal articles (2)

Unpublished Papers (4)

Conferences (9)